I have never killed an animal before and this was pretty devestating for me. It has been messing around my coop for the fast few day's. It went as far to dig rocks away from around the run. My husband had me practice with a 22? It was a single load small rifle looking thing. It took three shots now what to do with the smell? Uhggggggg. It sprayed about 10 feet from my back door on the grass. Well I guess I must have proved myself or made my husband feel bad because I was crying to him on the phone last night while he was at work that it took to long for it to die. at least 2 minutes. and three shot's. Not to mention trying to site between tears. He brought me home a reuger(SP?) 10/22 with beautiful wood in multy colors and a pink case. I guess even through my histerics on the phone he was thrilled.